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    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 28th Feb 17, 10:26 PM
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    Aesop
    Make 10 a day March 2017 - everybody most welcome to join
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    • 28th Feb 17, 10:26 PM
    Make 10 a day March 2017 - everybody most welcome to join 28th Feb 17 at 10:26 PM
    Hello and welcome everybody


    This is the 115th month of this challenge, which was first started by Batgirl, in September 2007.

    Thanks to Batgirl for starting it, lynnejk, Rawdinosaur, Emmaglet, Nat21luv, Monkeynut, Sweetpeas, Purpleroses, JesaRose, MizMir for keeping the thread going.

    I know this first post is long, but please read as it give tips on how this challenge works. Some of the content has changed

    If you're new to the challenge don't be scared - here's how it works:

    The aim of this challenge is to make 10 extra a day everyday for the month. A lot of people think this is impossible but it can and has been done, over and over. If you feel 10 is too much why not start at 5 or if you're brave join those who aim for 20 a day! Anything extra you make is great so set whatever target you think you can manage.

    It also doesn't have to be 10 each and every day - some days you make more and some days you make less, but aim for 310 extra at the end of the month.

    The idea is that everyone posts how they are making extra money and these shared ideas help all of us to learn new ways to help cut debt or earn/save money.

    What cannot be added:
    Wages from your main job

    What can be added:
    Overtime
    Income from a second job
    Daily clicks
    Interest
    Vouchers
    Mystery shopping
    And much, much more.

    This board moves pretty quickly, so be sure to subscribe and read it regularly. Below are some ideas to get you started and a great place to read when you're in need of inspiration.

    Sell your old books/DVDs/CDs/games here:
    Amazon.co.uk, play.com, webuybooks, zapper, CEX

    Ebay - a place to sell anything and everything.

    Gumtree, Preloved, cquot, ebid, craigslist, vivastreet, netmums.com, trade-it , Friday ad, priceminster - these are all places you can sell items too.

    Survey sites - mysurvey and pinecone, prolific academic tend to be the best but there are many more it really depends on you finding the ones that work best for you - toluna, harris poll, valued opinions etc

    also join Topcashback and Quidco - type in surveys in the search engine and some will pay you to join up with them.

    Sealed Pot Challenge 2016 - basically you put your change into a jar over the year so in December you should have a nice pot of money to help

    Mobile phone to recycle? try Martin's mobile recycling comparison site first to see where you may get the best deal!

    Music Magpie - have cds/dvds you haven't been able to sell at carboots or online. Try your luck here. Is you do sell your albums/dvds be sure to go via quidco to get a few more pennies

    etsy and folksy - If you enjoy making crafts why not have a go at selling them on etsy or folksy. They've been getting increasingly busier each year.

    Collect Boots points while shopping online.

    Don't forget to search for your online shop at nectar.com before you buy, and earn nectar points for buying online, including ebay.

    Trying to find other ways to make money? Check out the Boost Your Income board. It is full of ideas, including survey companies and product testing.

    Want to help someone else out? Sign up through their referral on the referral board, and leave yours, so someone else can do the same for you.

    Keep reading for lots more ideas on how to make more money each month.

    This month's challenge is to try and make 310 (or any amount of course!) lynnejk is assisting me and will create the challengers list and update it. She will also be answering any questions she can help with and here for general advice. Having been a challenger for a while, she knows her stuff Thank you lynnejk for your help.

    Good luck everybody. Remember to post any questions or comments that you have, and let's go on encouraging each other throughout this month.

    We can and we will do it. Who's in?
    Make 10 a day July 2017 32.08.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
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    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 9th Mar 17, 10:49 PM
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    lynnejk
    Evening folks

    Lovely to read all the money making/saving happening this week

    Glad to see you've had another TT invite for Sat CBC - fingers xd it goes well for you

    That was definitely a bit of serendipity with the greenhouse glass KM - saved you a hefty spend there. Nice that the old greenhouse going to a new owner as well Wish I had an allotment or garden - really miss one, especially this time of the year.

    Good thing you checked that old account DF - nice find there and you certainly can count it if you add it to your savings

    Trust you okay Aesop and just tied up with RL

    Hope you all have a fabulous Friday
    Lx
    10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1283....JULY=283.05/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1042....JULY=163.86/200
    Bulk buy.......JULY=10.33
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=103....JULY=19/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=414.96
    OS WL= -1/8 ......CC =666......Savings = 9250
    • Debtfreein5yrs
    • By Debtfreein5yrs 9th Mar 17, 11:23 PM
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    Debtfreein5yrs
    Thank you for your reply Lynne. Will definitely be going into savings
    Hope you have a fab Friday too
    • sunshine81
    • By sunshine81 10th Mar 17, 8:32 AM
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    sunshine81
    Last total (09/03/17) 65.65
    EBay sales 32.45
    New total 98.10
    PAD challenge starting over 2 March 2017!
    Barclaycard: 2581.37/5005.28 (51.57%) Tesco CC: 5396.86/5396.86 (100%) Next: 87.98/670.57 (13.12%) Santander CC 0/1515 (0%) Virgin Money 0/4400 (0%)

    PAYDBX2017: 3463.20/11072.71 (31.28%)
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 10th Mar 17, 8:43 AM
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    carbootcrazy
    Welcome, Debtfreein5years.

    I hope you'll find lots of good money-making ideas and help on here. If there's anything you'd like to know please just ask


    It's lovely to 'find' money isn't it, even though it was ours to start with?


    Great news about the greenhouse, Kantankerus. What a nice Dad you have too. You certainly work hard, what with a tiring job and an allotment too. Plus, I think you mentioned doing various fitness activities as well. I really admire your energy and get-up-and-go
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 346.57
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • Pennydreams3
    • By Pennydreams3 10th Mar 17, 1:17 PM
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    Pennydreams3
    14.85 in bay sales after fees today. Brings my total so far to 240.26/310
    Penny
    Sealed pot challenge 10 - 123 : )
    It all started with a penny and a pot..
    MFW 2017 #107 934.50/3000
    Remaining balance 157,719.60
    • January2015
    • By January2015 10th Mar 17, 1:53 PM
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    January2015
    Quick look at my eBay sales (which finish today) and I have 82 in sales at this point. I'll be happy with that I will have to deduct eBay and paypal fees (unless buyers collect and pay cash) and so I will update my total when all of those costs have gone through.

    Hope everyone else is doing well
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k I'm driving it down
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1k/1k
    Xmas 2017 1 p/day challenge No. 20 - 420/730
    Make 10 p/day Feb 74.31, Mar 664.37 Apr 40
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 10th Mar 17, 2:17 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Well done on the sales, January


    I've been loading my car with the stuff I've found to sell at tomorrow morning's tabletop sale. Looks a sorry selection. Most of the more saleable stuff has already gone, I'm down to the dregs now. Maybe a couple more sales and I'll have nothing worth taking to make the pitch fee and petrol cost remotely worth while
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 346.57
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • Debtfreein5yrs
    • By Debtfreein5yrs 10th Mar 17, 3:10 PM
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    Debtfreein5yrs
    Hi all This challenge is definitely inspiring. I emailed a company today about a canned food product that I had received that was dented. When I opened the tin I found the contents to be mouldy. Normally I would have just shrugged my shoulder, had a moan and left it at that. Instead this time I emailed the company that had sold me the can to report what had happened. Just received a reply from them to say they welcomed my feedback and were refunding 10 back to my account as a gesture of goodwill! What a result?! Adding the 10 to my total on here.
    70.03/310

    I'm still behind with 10 a day ...... but slowly catching up
    • Debtfreein5yrs
    • By Debtfreein5yrs 10th Mar 17, 5:43 PM
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    Debtfreein5yrs
    When checking my bank account I found I was 10 short on my total. After re-reading all my posts I've realised I've counted the same 10 twice!! (Is it any wonder I have money problems?!!)
    Not to worry I will just keep plodding on.
    Updated balance 60.03/310
    • January2015
    • By January2015 10th Mar 17, 7:22 PM
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    January2015
    Quick look at my eBay sales (which finish today) and I have 82 in sales at this point. I'll be happy with that I will have to deduct eBay and paypal fees (unless buyers collect and pay cash) and so I will update my total when all of those costs have gone through.

    Hope everyone else is doing well
    Originally posted by January2015
    Don't you just love those last minute flurry of bids on eBay

    Final sales total was 154. Less 15.95 in eBay fees and 2.67 in paypal fees (some buyers collecting and paying cash fortunately). Total eBay sales income will be 135.68. Add that to the 89.07 already made so far from online book and dvd sales, together with a further 11.37 cheque received from Zapper today (online book sales) and my new total for March is 236.12
    DFW Nerd No. 1484 LBM 07/01/15 Debt was 95k I'm driving it down
    1k emergency fund (member #84) 1k/1k
    Xmas 2017 1 p/day challenge No. 20 - 420/730
    Make 10 p/day Feb 74.31, Mar 664.37 Apr 40
    • Pennydreams3
    • By Pennydreams3 10th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
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    Pennydreams3
    Another little 6.46 after fees made on the bay this pm, brings my total to 246.72/310
    Only 63.28 to go : )
    Sealed pot challenge 10 - 123 : )
    It all started with a penny and a pot..
    MFW 2017 #107 934.50/3000
    Remaining balance 157,719.60
    • lynnejk
    • By lynnejk 10th Mar 17, 10:39 PM
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    lynnejk
    Evening lovely peoples

    Great to see all the monies being made on the bay of everything I don't use the bay myself.

    Good luck with your TT t/m CBC - hope you make loads of dosh

    Have renewed my subscription for our daily rag today - saving 40% on full price by paying on quarterly dd. So that's 64.48 ker-ching saved

    Hope you all have a super Saturday
    Lx
    10day..2014=3213..2015=3421..2016=3238..2017=1283....JULY=283.05/310
    GrocC..2014=2162..2015=2083..2016=2181..2017=1042....JULY=163.86/200
    Bulk buy.......JULY=10.33
    GC.NSD....2015=216....2016=213....2017=103....JULY=19/15
    SPC130x57...2014=1178...2015=1287...2016=4616. ..2017=414.96
    OS WL= -1/8 ......CC =666......Savings = 9250
    • Aesop
    • By Aesop 10th Mar 17, 11:02 PM
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    Aesop
    stopped getting notifications again.

    also picked up a cold on my travels.

    I will read back properly over weekend as looks like some great posts.
    Make 10 a day July 2017 32.08.
    Pinecone vouchers earnt 2017 9; Swagbucks 2017 66 QMEE 2017 2.16 Prolific Academic 2017 5.72 Slidejoy 2017 5.48 OnePulse 2017 25.10
    Shop and Scan 2017 10 ConsumerPulse 2017 10
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 11th Mar 17, 9:54 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare

    Great news about the greenhouse, Kantankerus. What a nice Dad you have too. You certainly work hard, what with a tiring job and an allotment too. Plus, I think you mentioned doing various fitness activities as well. I really admire your energy and get-up-and-go
    Originally posted by carbootcrazy
    Aw thanks........yes it must seem like I am on the go all the time but I can assure you as a Libran I can have my lazy moments

    I work 3 days one week and 4 the next. Financially I would be so much better off if I did 4 every week but I think there is more to life than work. I love that I can fill my time off with things I like to do and would rather be a bit thrifty (which also gives me a kick!) and not be a slave to work. There is always extra work if I want it or am made to feel guilty to do some cover.

    Regarding my Dad.........as a teenager, we clashed and he favoured my brother who was into football like him but its great that now he has retired he has developed a passion for our allotment that we work together and its so nice to spend some quality time together doing something we both enjoy. He is great with all the woodwork we have needed doing and I am better at the actual growing side of things.

    10 to add for me From swagbucks.
    Make 10 a day challenge Jan/215.84/ Feb 146.45/ Mar 192.55/Apr 171.20/ May 156.40/june 95.55/ Jul 368.75
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1115.99 miles
    • Debtfreein5yrs
    • By Debtfreein5yrs 11th Mar 17, 1:05 PM
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    Debtfreein5yrs
    Good afternoon. Hope you're all having a great day.
    I've made a real boost to my 'pot' today. I returned a faulty item that I'd received as a present at Christmas. Was offered a replacement or a refund. Now whilst I loved the item it was a want and not a need so I opted for the refund. Hope this qualifies for this challenge?
    Assuming it does then that's another 48.88 to add to my total.
    Total 109.18 / 310

    If I can make or find another 82p today then for the first time I will be on target for 10 a day!!
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 11th Mar 17, 2:01 PM
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    carbootcrazy
    Well done for sudden sales flurries on eBay, refunds for faulty/substandard goods and all the other ways that money has been made by people since I was here last. I love this thread, never a dull moment


    Tabletop sale was OK-ish especially as I was selling very low-cost items. Made 59.30 profit after fees so I can't grumble. Sold some of my late Mum's stash of sewing materials to a lovely lady who makes things to sell for the local Hospice. I know her quite well, she's 100% genuine not just 'trying it on' to get something for nothing and I let her have some of the stuff at a big discount. Would have made more otherwise. Even then I felt mean that I didn't give it to her for nothing. I know where she lives so I'll drop some 'free' bits and bobs off at her house next week.


    Bit of a result at supermarket on way home. Not my local branch and on checking my receipt when I got home I saw I'd been charged full price for some reduced smoked haddock that I only bought because it was cheap . This never happens at my own branch, reductions always go through correctly. Double-checked my till receipt in case any other things had been wrongly priced and was gobsmacked to see that a gammon joint and a melon hadn't been charged for at all. After adjusting to account for the haddock overcharge I 'made' 5.14 on the deal. Feel guilty but going to add it to my total anyway
    Make 10 A Day Challenge 2017. Jan-June: 1811.59 July: 346.57
    3-6 Months Emergency Fund Challenge #12: 1900.00/3000. This is such hard going but I will do it.

    Original Debt: 56804 (@ LBM 02/13). Paid : 32316. Balance: 24488
    . These figures are completely out of date, must get them organised.
    • Debtfreein5yrs
    • By Debtfreein5yrs 11th Mar 17, 5:39 PM
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    Debtfreein5yrs
    Hi everyone. Quick question. If I make an extra repayment to a debt then can I add the interest that I save to my make 10 a day challenge?
    • Pennydreams3
    • By Pennydreams3 11th Mar 17, 6:48 PM
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    Pennydreams3
    Another 7 on FBook sale today total 253.72/310
    Sealed pot challenge 10 - 123 : )
    It all started with a penny and a pot..
    MFW 2017 #107 934.50/3000
    Remaining balance 157,719.60
    • shariann
    • By shariann 11th Mar 17, 8:24 PM
    • 341 Posts
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    shariann
    Hi everyone. Quick question. If I make an extra repayment to a debt then can I add the interest that I save to my make 10 a day challenge?
    Originally posted by Debtfreein5yrs
    I would think so. Well done you x
    10 a day July - 280.66/310
    2014 110.92
    2015 3732.30
    2016 1633.66
    January 208.92 February 87.28 March 178.64 April 112.76 May 213.63 June 317.93
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 11th Mar 17, 10:08 PM
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    FatVonD
    Another 13.88 on WBB
    Make 5 a day in July 71.45/155 (June 251.22, May119.33, April 236.24, March 106.74, Feb 40.99, Jan 98.54)
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